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ASTR 1101 HW1

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Astronomy
Course
ASTR 1101
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Q1 The zenith is an imaginary point directly above an observer The nadir is the point exactly opposite the zenith As you move the observer around on the map of the Earth do the zenith and nadir change relative to the observer or stay the samea changeb stay the same Q2 The meridian is an imaginary line that runs exactly northsouth and passes through the zenith It splits the sky into eastern and western halves Relative to the observer does the meridian change as you move the observer arounda stays the same b changesQ3 The north celestial pole ncp is where the projection of the Earths north pole touches the celestial sphere and the south celestial pole scp is where the projection of the Earths south pole touches the celestial sphere From the observers point of view do the ncp and scp change as you move the observer arounda change b stay the sameQ4 Does the celestial equator change as you move the observer arounda changes b stays the sameQ5 Move the observer around on the map of the Earth Find the latitude a person needs to be at on the Earth for the north celestial pole to be directly overhead The person needs to be located at a latitude of a 90 degrees Sb 45 degrees Nc 90 degrees N d 45 degrees Se 0 degrees
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